We are on a mission to build resilience in our community by nurturing a new generation of social justice advocates!
Building community capacity to combat hate and racism requires the collaboration of young leaders passionate about racial equity to help sustain the anti-racism movement.
“Our future rests in the hands of the next generation. We owe it to them to ensure that they are ready.” – Amy Go, CCNC-SJ President
Our Social Justice Advocacy Training & Mentorship program facilitates community resilience and advances sustainable actions through training, mentoring, and connecting like-minded individuals with prominent leaders in law, education, and creatives to confront and tackle hate and racism.
Young advocates will be immersed in an active multidisciplinary working environment guided by our mentors and project goals to build their knowledge, apply their skills, and collaborate with others.
HOW IT WORKS
Up to 15-20 Participants | 6 Months | 3-4 hours per week
Social justice advocacy training is provided throughout the term with 6 webinar sessions focused on building an anti-racism and anti-oppression lens.
Participants will be paired with mentors and other young advocates based on their strengths, areas of focus, and interests.
They will then practice and apply their skills and knowledge through project-based goals and collaborating with others.
Webinar 1 – Analyzing Policies & Research
Webinar 2 – Community Outreach & Engagement
Webinar 3 – Allyship and Partnership
Webinar 4 – Media & Communication
Webinar 5 – Finding Your Cause
Webinar 6 – Fundraising 101
There will be opportunities to collaborate with others towards a shared goal and access to resources and materials throughout the program with regular check-ins and communication.
Young advocates will be engaged in our Road to Justice project which tells the history of discrimination against Chinese Canadians and aims to document a broader history of anti-Asian racism in Canada with the inclusion of COVID-19-related racism, the impacts of anti-Asian racism, and the cultivation of Asian Canadian identity.
Applicants with varying intersections with at least 10 years of experience in social justice advocacy in academia, business, humanities, natural and applied sciences, and social sciences, or other involvement in advancing equity and social justice.
This program is suitable for east and southeast Asian Canadians with a passion for social equity and justice for all and is seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge.
Our partners create a unique experience by providing access to leading mentors, resources, materials, and a diverse network of connections in different fields to practice and reflect on anti-racism social justice advocacy work.
Successful mentees who have completed an entire term will be credited for their contributions to the Road to Justice project and will be equipped with working knowledge towards sustainable actions to build capacity for social justice advocacy work for their communities.
Created in collaboration with our partners and supported by the Government of Canada and TD Bank.
More to come!